Americans (and Wisconsinites) want Universal Healthcare

Quotes from the GMToday Editorial by Tim Schilke:

Yet Moore’s right-wing critics are already in full counterstrike attack mode, claiming that even Democratic politicians fear the documentary, since they have no intention of taking on a "politically unpopular issue" like universal health coverage for all Americans. While it is interesting to claim that most Americans don’t want universal health coverage, it’s also a politically motivated fabrication.

A New York Times/CBS News poll from March of this year showed that 76 percent of Americans would choose universal health care over extending the tax cuts from earlier in the decade. Only 18 percent said they would prefer to extend the tax cuts over universal health care. Similarly, a 2003 poll from ABCNews and the Washington Post showed that 62 percent of Americans preferred a universal health care system to the current employer-based system.

Unlike most right-wing pundits who apparently never get sick, most Americans are facing the harsh reality of mounting medical bills and rising out-of-pocket premiums, some of which they cannot pay. Working Americans with a budget see their out-of-pocket health care costs rise with each passing year. Large corporations and small businesses alike are similarly burdened by their increasing share of the employee costs. In the meantime, health care consumers, otherwise known as sick people, watch as pharmaceutical and insurance companies report record profits at their expense.

Great Cartoon

From WisPolitics:

Quote of the Day: Guiliani in one sentance

Giuliani is thought to have problems among this segment because he is pro-choice, has been married three times (once to his second cousin) and has dressed in drag.

Why I don't do Google Ads...

Watchdog Milwaukee has a good article up about Coulter and McBride ruining it for the GOP.

However, if you look at the ads generated by Google to go along with the post, it is all advertising that benefits Coulter and the GOP.

Because there is no control over what will be posted, I don't think Google ads should be part of a political website.

It is not as serious for bloggers, but I 100% do not feel a candidate or local party should use free services or try to generate ad revenue through this means. Often, the advertising accompanying your message will undermine it.

I know these are random, but here is the screen grab I got when logging on the Watchdog:

The Democratic Party: Winning the Fight for the Future

I would once again like to applaud the Democratic-led WI Senate for passing comprehensive medical reform, including health care for all WI residents.

It is the right thing to do. Ethically, economically and politically. It is the right thing to do.

We are in a fight for the future. And the Democratic Party is winning:

In the current poll (of Americans 17 to 29), 62 percent said they would support a universal, government-sponsored national health care insurance program; 47 percent of the general public holds that view.
More than half of Americans ages 17 to 29 — 54 percent — say they intend to vote for a Democrat for president in 2008. They share with the public at large a negative view of President Bush, who has a 28 percent approval rating with this group, and of the Republican Party. They hold a markedly more positive view of Democrats than they do of Republicans.

Among this age group, Mr. Bush’s job approval rating after the attacks of Sept. 11 was more than 80 percent. Over the course of the next three years, it drifted downward leading into the presidential election of 2004, when 4 of 10 young Americans said they approved how Mr. Bush was handling his job.
The survey also found that 42 percent of young Americans thought it was likely or very likely that the nation would reinstate a military draft over the next few years — and two-thirds said they thought the Republican Party was more likely to do so. And 87 percent of respondents said they opposed a draft.


Just a thoght...

If we pass the Healthy Wisconsin Plan, there would be no need for Domestic Partnership benefits at the University...

Come on Republicans, get on board!